The Second Harvest Foodbank’s mobile food pantry will be in Gays Mills at 212 Main Street on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Sign-in will start at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Food will be distributed from 2 to 3 p.m. The pantry will close promptly at 3 p.m.
People experiencing challenges with making ends meet can come to the pantry to receive fresh and non-perishable food. Frozen meats, fresh and canned vegetables, breads, staples such a rice or noodles, and fruits are regularly available. Each household receives between 50 and 70 pounds of food.
The food is free and varies each month. Patrons do not need to meet income guidelines or provide an ID. They will be asked to provide the check-in volunteer with the number of people (including children and senior citizens) in the household and the community name of their post office. They will be asked to initial a sheet indicating that they need food assistance.
Patrons should bring sturdy bags, boxes, or baskets to hold the food they receive. Volunteers will assist by moving food to vehicles as needed. Food for individuals not able to come to the pantry themselves may be picked up by friends or relatives.
In July, the mobile pantry provided food to 393 people in 149 households. One hundred ten seniors and 120 children received food. Recipients came from seventeen communities in Crawford, Vernon, Grant, Richland, and Juneau counties.
Call Lorraine Fortney at 608-735-4690 or Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184, if you have questions.